Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks got off to a slow start in Canada for 2001, as combined deliveries fell 25.4% on a daily rate basis (26 days this year, 25 in 2000) to 2,338 units. Class 8 sales alone fell 37.6% to 1,359 units, with most makers posting high double-digit declines for the month. Suffering the smallest loss was Mack Trucks Inc., which saw deliveries slip just 2.9%. The medium-duty segment enjoyed a 2.3% gain for the month, as sales hit 979 units. Up were Class 5 ...

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